Located at the edge of the Lake District, nestling alongside the meandering river Eden, stands Appleby Castle. Dating from Roman times, this spectacular motte and bailey castle has been held by the Kings of England and Scotland and is great base to explore the North of England. With Hadrian’s wall 20 miles away and the Lake District 15 miles Appleby Castle is ideally situated with the M6 corridor 12 miles away and the A1 28 miles away.
Situated at the foot of the Pennines it is one of most beautiful castles in the North of England with its dramatic architecture and stunning views. Several Kings were Lords of Appleby – Henry II, Richard I, John, Edward IV and King Richard III among them.
At Appleby Castle every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Relax with afternoon tea served in one of two Great Halls by the open fire, play snooker or darts or enjoy a spot of private fishing. All guests have an opportunity to explore this ancient castle with a daily complimentary guided tour.